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CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> fueled by a weaker yen and strong sales of cameras in the u.s. >>> and shares in virgin media rally after an offer for a takeover that could value the uk cable operator at $20 billion. >> all right. welcome to tuesday. >> it's get together tuesday. coordinated, as well. >> the final print for the eurozone is finally come in, 48.6, a little better than the forecast of 48.2. >> may i just say, though, the employment index, look at that, 46.1, which is just barely better than the flash estimate but still the lowest since december 2009. on a downward trajectory. it's not germany where the final composite was 54.4. it's the periphery still. france's final january pmi falls to 46.1. >> france is where the concern is. we have francois hollande today speaking to the eu parliament. he's going to lay out his vision for the eu against that economic back drop. >> isn't it amazing? we come into the week yesterday with everyone still talking. you have that great barons cover, you come in, just get the risk trade massively off. and the question for today and the rest of the week is frankly whether that'
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 2:30pm PST
harding, timbuktu. >> and now to the memo that shows the u.s. government's role for when drone attacks can be launched to kill american citizens. the justice department that the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent. more lenient standards then publicly known for drug -- drone attacks. here is steve kingston. and under what exact circumstances will the u.s. government authorized the killing of an american citizen abroad? but the answers are here. it is a 16-page memo written by the lawyers of the justice department, as requested by congress. it is a document that is not strictly classified, but it was not meant to become public. what these lawyers do here is justified is targeted killing of american citizens who have worked with or parts of al qaeda and expense various groups. that is the justification if they pose a an immense threat to america. it provides a very elastic definition of what is an imminent threat. you do not need to know this is a bit of who, what, where, and when of a particular plot against america. it is enough for these individuals to be
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
meeting. they're due out later this afternoon in the u.s. will the fomc offer clues on an end to qe3? we're joined at 11:30 to weigh in. >>> with india's government clouded in corruption allegations, we'll speak to one of the country's wealthiest individuals and what it means for business. billionaire udai kotak joins us in 20 minutes' time. >>> plenty coming up including sony which is heading to the bill apple for a major on, national endowment. will the game console giant take the wraps off its rumored playstation? expert analysis at 11:20 cet. >>> and bhb bulletin has posted a steep fall in earnings for the first time in the year. the australian mining giant announced change at the top after the 43% drop in profit. we have more on this report from sydney. >> reporter: the surprise at bhp, billiton's ceo mariu marius kloppers announcement coming earlier than expected. >> coincided today with a weaker pricing environment. but two totally unrelated events. >> reporter: he will be replaced by andrew mckenzie, current head of bhp's middles division. he's well regarded in the industry and s
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
of the hour. ftse 100 adding about 0.8% for its part. we'll see if this positive move carries over to u.s. markets when they open in just a few hours time. as for the bond rates, it's been surprisingly quiet were as well. same happening with spain to 5.15%. so some movement out of gilt. that yield up to 2.12. it's moving out of bunds, as well, although we're still below 176%. no major change from trade levels that we've seen for the last couple of weeks. finally, forex, let's take a look at the euro. this has been important setting the tone for the trading session here and again in the u.s. the last couple of days today. it's adding 0.3%. 1.3233. we saw it jump up nearly 0.4% after that ifo data. the dollar/yen, the yen is weakening again today within adding about 0.4%. so we'll see what impact that has had on trade across asia. let's get straight to li sixuan for more. hi, sixuan. >> thank you, kelly. asian markets wrapped up the wobbly week on a mixed noed note. the shanghai composite lost 0.5% today and slumped nearly 5% on the first trading week on the year of snake. investors cautiou
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am PST
that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials were telling us the cia was building an airstrip in the a arabian peninsula. it was hinted it would possibly be in saudi arabia. but we never had any sort of agreement to withhold that. we simply reported it was being built in the arabian peninsula. others entered an agreement with the white house to hold back the exact location. why that is coming out now? that's what we are trying to figure out. it's certainly extremely provocative. you couldn't pick probably a more provocative place in the islamic world to have u.s. strikes originating from saudi arabia. it is for that reason u.s. troops on saudi s
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
. >>> american spy secrets exposed? iran claims it has hacked into a captured u.s. drone. we have a live report. >>> and, john t is high drama on capitol hit. president obama's big pick for cia director up for con fir make in a few hours. but will members of his own party derail it? >> i don't know. >> lots of drama. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolinment. >> i'm john berman. it's thursday, february 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. up first, brace yourselves, bundle up, buy a shovel. this will be a big one. at this moment a blaizzard watc is in effects for new england. a storm is headed that way and could be historihistoric. it could drop two feet of snow in some places and it all starts tomorrow. you told us this was coming yesterday, you were on top of this one. >> we're trying. boston could rival its worst blizzard from 2003 which had 27 1/2 inches. all of this talks about two storm systems coming together. the first one here, notice in the south, all instability, a tornado warming out there for plaquemines parish. this is moving off to the east. we wi
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
's all according to one official. last year they got a memo saying the government can kill u.s. citizens abroad if they're trying to harm other americans. >>> marylanders sound off. the brown gun legislation started off debates today. our ken molestina is live in rockville where a town hall meeting on the issue just wrapped up. what did you find out? >> reporter: well, it was a packed house here at the town hall meeting. of course the lieutenant governor anthony brown on hand to talk about his proposal. and i'll tell you something, just based on my observation, it seems like more people came out to speak against this proposal than in favor of it. >> and by and large, while i appreciate the effort, i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> we applaud the courage for proposing common sense gun laws. >> reporter: both sides of the gun debate showed up to speak directly to one of the men spear heading a new legislation proposal. the lieutenant governor anthony brown. >> we have debate happening in indianapolis. but our goal is to improve the quality of life and to reduce crime. >> reporte
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 2:00am PST
for the ladies and gentlemened behind the u.s.s. cole attack is on hold for two months. they are orders doctors to determine if al nashiri is able to stand trial. he has post traumatic stress disorder after being tortured at a cia prison. >> the american pastor sentenced to 8 years in iran says the united states is not doing enough to help free him. he mentioned his doubts during a visit to his relatives. it was a second time he was allow to do see them. he has been locked up since august for refuse to go renounce his christian faith. >> one of the credit card fraud rings has been busted. 28 states, 7 countries and involves 7,000 fake id's. it started in 2007 in jersey city, new jersey. the group created fake business documents to get more than 25,000 credit cards all over the course of time the ladies and gentlemened scammers racked up 200,000 dollars in charges. the 6th sandy hook administrator who died protecting those students will be awarded the 2012 presidential sglint's award. they will present the medal to the surviving family members at a white house. they honor citizens for their civi
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
from her later in the show. >>> and taking the positive u.s. housing numbers from the nhab numbers. we'll be in new york with analysis at 11:45 cet. >> the italian election race is heating up. there is less than a week before voters head to the polls. comedian turns politician beppe grillo, in fact, is owes closing in on sylvia berlusconi for second place. official polls can no longer be published. the private polls seen by reuter s suggest mario monti may, in fact b with be something of a spoiler. >> and the election largely coming down to five key candidates. the front-runner is bersani. he's the leader of the center left pd party, calling for growth measures alongside monte's plan. sylvia berlusconi is threatening to make a political comeback despite corruption scandals. we've mentioned the comedian beppe grillo. at the same time, the former caretaker mario monti, he's been struggling to gain ground in his first ever political campaign. and then last, not necessarily least, there's the civil revolution leader and former public prosecutor antonio ingrola. >> only in italian politics.
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
>> pelley: tonight, you don't have mail. the u.s. postal service announces cuts affecting every mailbox. nancy cordes has the story. what's the biggest threat to america? the outgoing defense secretary leaves a stark warning. >> it would have one hell of an impact on the united states of america. >> pelley: we may have the ingredients for the biggest winter snowstorm yet this season. david bernard fills us in on when, where, and how much. and as the nation debates gun sales, one police unit in california is taking guns away from those who shouldn't have them. john blackstone there. >> when you're going to take their guns, they're not happy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds-- unless it's saturday. the u.s. postal service added that qualification to its legendary motto today. the service is broke and it will drop saturday mail delivery in august. the troubles of the postal service are as big
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 2:00am PST
blaze in a popular kansas city shopping district. >>> shocking allegations that cyber attacks on u.s. targets are coming not only from the chinese but from the chinese military. >>> plus, joe biden's assault rifle alternative and a sea otter that's got some game. >>> good morning. can daver dogs are being sent into kansas city to search for possible victims this morning after a blast leveled a section of the city shopping district. a gas explosion around 6:00 p.m. caused a massive fire at the popular jj's restaurant. witnesses said that came out of nowhere, as of yet, no confirmed fatalities. the primary concern is to find those missing. >> i came in, he told us to evacuate, next thing i know, everything just exploded. it was the scariest thing i ever witness zbld the flames were taller than the building next to it. there were people who were evacuating over here. so, it was just kind of crazy. >> those in the area report smelling gas in the moments leading up to explosion. they'll have to investigate further before any cause can be determined. >>> another emotional day in court for
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 12:00am PST
!." there is a u.s. tour also under way. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hungerwalmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. tavis: this month marks the 50th anniversary of the animals. eric burden's career has continued as a solo artist and with a group war. his latest album is called "til your river runs dry!" >> ♪ mother, tell your children, not to do what i have done ♪ ♪ spend your life in sheer misery, in the house of the rising sun ♪ tavis: does it feel like five decades? >> if i look at some of them. >> you did not like that suit? >> not really. thought was a time. it was so rough doing stuff like that. it was shot at 9:00 in the morning, and it was shot in a pan of vision, and why and blends, you are not ready for that kind of stuff. i was happy without sonders and what abo
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
from the advanced u.s. spy drone toured in 2011. >> we are sure the cia has the tools it needs. >> the obama administration's use of drones could have an impact on the john brennan confirmation. >> you can pretend you won an oscar. take a look -- oscar is in the building and we are rolling out the red carpet here at wjla. we have details on how you can get a weekend with a golden statue. >> i will be down there. >> you got that right. good morning to you, washington. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras and talk about the weather because it will be a busy 48 hours. >> we will see a little action tonight but overall it will not be a huge event for us. it is a big deal for folks in the northeast. we're starting out with cloudiness today, 32 degrees and a cloudy day overall. it is the calm before the storm. the coastal system will arrive with moisture late tonight and we will likely get a wintry mix north and west of the metro and will change to rain tomorrow morning. we are expecting only 1/2 of an inch at best. for today, we are expecting cloudy conditions and some brightness thi
FOX News
Feb 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
of uranium deposits. >> plus, battle ground usa. serious new questions about the u.s. drone program as the government announces a broad extension of mini drones right here at home. >> and pain at the pump. you take look at what caused u.s. gas prices to go up every day for 36 straight days and is the mystery streak over yet? we'll take a look. >> a major showdown brewing in washington over looming forced spending cuts set to kick in march 1. as the clock ticks down, both sides are blaming each other for failing to break the stalemate. >> the fact is republicans in congress right now will provide the flexibility to make the necessary spending reductions and address our deficit and debt instead of going through the sequester. in fact, house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. they can pass a balanced plan for deficit reduction. they can cut spending in a smart way and close wasteful tax loopholes for the well off and well connected. >> moll
FOX News
Feb 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
with serious opposition counsel may not be in jeopardy over u.s. efforts to keep counsel members ties out of the meetings. diplomatic efforts to persuade counsel to rethink its position and meet with secretary kerry. we'll let now what happens of course. afghanistan is kicking u.s. special forces out after key area and a war there. the word, that order coming from president hamid karzai following reports that people in the eastern province are tortured and murdered. the alleged crime is blamed on a group of armed afghans with possible ties to u.s. forces, special forces. karzai a giving the military two to clear out region. and counter insurgency operations inside of afghanistan, a strategically vital part of the country. and u.s. administration says they're not behind the forces and innocent civilians. a second major storm prompt ago blizzard watch for parts of the plains. more than a foot of snow possible in some places. details of who will get hit hardest in this latest round and where it will head next. and also, word now former republican presidential nominee, mitt romney is about to
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 8:00am PST
stores. folks in the u.s. starting to ask whether horsemeat could be in other foods found at stores where they shop we. have some answers. ♪ ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. there's no subtext... just tacos. yeah, it's our job to make you want it. but honestly... it's not that hard. old el paso. when you gotta have mexican. jon: some international stories we are watching right now. a massive blast outside the syrian capitol of damascus. this video believed to show the initial blast followed by flashess from repeated mortar attack. you can clearly hear the sound of gunfire, at least eight people are dead as the civil war there goes on. in israel militants launching a rocket from the west bank, the first attack of its kind in three months, breaking the cease-fire. palestinian militants taking responsibility saying the attack was meant to avenge the death of a palestinian in israeli can you. in egypt a hot air balloon explodes in midair sending 21 people plunging to the ground. at least 19 foreign t
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion budget cuts that kick in march 1st. >> this is not a game. >> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta says congress's avoidance of finding cuts is seriously damage america. >> they would degrade our ability to respond to crises precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> the idea behind sequestration was that the budget cuts would be so objectionable here on capitol hill that congress would agree on an alternative. that's proven to be easier said than done i fought to not have the sequester in the first place, but the president didn't want to have to deal with the debt limit again before his re-election. >> they passed budgets that are wholly objectionable to most americans. they didn't become law because of that, because they don't have the support of the american people. >> if washington can't agree on a plan, some economists say up to 1 million people could lose their jobs. now here on capitol hill, senate democrats are said to be close to legislat
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am PST
for a penniless u.s. grows more compelling, giving ex-congressman kolbe hope. >> the polling is very clear that when people find out about the savings they're going to make it's substantial and willing to make that kind of change. >> according to him, not minting pennies would save the u.s. treasury about $45 million a year. and while we're on the subject, switching the paper dollar to a dollar coin would save $178 a year and a nickel now costs a dime to produce. quarter for your thoughts? thanks for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for analysis and extras. and if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes. search "state of the union." "fareed zakaria: gps" is next. >>> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a great show for you today and we begin with american politics. what is really happening? are the republicans on the defensive? will the automatic budget cuts happen? is there any chance of legislative deals? we have a great pane
FOX
Feb 21, 2013 10:00pm EST
a new study about seafood sold in the u.s. found about 1/3 of the seafood is mislabeled and you wouldn't have a clue. fox 5's will thomas is here with the warning for consumers. >> it was a two year study. a conservation group out of d.c. called oceana analyzed about 1,200 seafood samples from nearly 700 retail outlets in 21 states. the group study shows nearly 90% of the time you think you're buying snapper, you're actually given something else. tuna was also on the list. about 60% of the samples were identified by a dna analysis as something other than what was on the label. in many cases less desirable and cheaper species were sold. here's some of the findings. sushi bars led the way in mislabeling your fish. you're more likely to get an honest catch at a grocery store. some of the mistakes are likely honest because a lot of fish looks and even tastes the same and keep this in mind. there are health concerns at stake here. tilefish, for instance, which can have a high mercury content can be dangerous for pregnant women. that was sold in some cases as red snapper. we spoke with the a
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
, issues in the u.s. on the fiscal front. obviously, growth around the world. i think we're all pretty constructive on those issues, but i'm sure there will be uppes and downs every year as there are this year. >> and in an hour tr now, we're going to talk to one banking analyst who says that the investment banks will continue to be more volatile than those at ubs because ubs has made a bigger cut. we'll speak to him in one hour's time. for now, i'm going to go back into the warm where it's not snowing as hard. meanwhile, my cameraman has built something very nice, a very nice snowman. he's even got a hat. >> we noticed that straightaway. >> and so did michael houston. carolin, whose hat is that, by the way? >> it's a hat, it's a snow hat from davos, as far as i know. it's a davos hat. >> a agageneric davos hat. next time we come back, i want some eyes and a nose. if we can do that, that would be very good. you've got an hour. thanks, carolin, thanks, kurt. >> now, the falling yen is helping to keep sony on its profit path. the home electronicsmaker is sticking by its outlook as the we
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 2:00pm EST
>> at now, peter andreas talks about the long history of smuggling in the u.s. from which prior to the revolutionary war, was stricken by a desire to curb domestic indices and bypass import taxes to the british. it is about an hour and a half. >> at afternoon and welcome to the watson institute for international studies for the discussion a peter andreas' new book, "smuggler: how illicit trade made america." housekeeping i have to mention some things. the way we are going to run assist fathers. to do with brief introduction and then peter will talk about the book because obviously we need to say something a context than most of you have not read the book would be a one-way conversation. i will invite catherine richard and james to say their piece on the boat and hopefully we can get stuck in a good position. after that we will open up for q&a. you will see one fixed microphone there and another vocal microphone for the site of the house. if you wish to join q&a, get up and stand behind the microphone. we have to do it this way because they are so mobile is for recording c-span a
PBS
Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
concerns at the u.s.-japan summit; a public health crisis linked to gun violence; shields and brooks and violence against women in south africa. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: a winter storm headed east today, after socking the plains with snow, sleet and freezing rain. it was already blamed for four deaths, flight disruptions and hundreds of road accidents. the huge system was moving north and east, and losing some of its punch. but it was still expected to make trouble in the northeast and new england this weekend. the sounds of snowblowers roaring to life and shovels scraping the driveway could be heard in state after state today. much of the nation's mid-section spent the day digging out from more than a foot of snow and for drivers, it quickly turned into an icy nightmare. the highly unsettled storm also brought lightning and thunder, but it was the snow falling at two inches an hour in places that caused the worst problems. kansas city mayor sly james said it was the pace that was hard to deal with. >> it fell fast, it fell heavy
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
raising annual profit guidance on the weaker yen and stronger u.s. sales. elsewhere in china, the shanghai managed to end in the green for the eighth straight session. property developers saw profit-taking on fears of new curbs, but brokerages staged a strong rebound after losing over the past two days. >>> the hang seng rebounded from its one-month low, ending higher by about .5%. many blue-chip name gained ground. but gaming stocks tumbled after the "times" in the u.k. reported beijing is set to crack down on junket operators bringing in high rollers to the mainland. the move continues the fight against corruption and money laundering. >>> elsewhere, south korea's kospi bucked the upward trend, ending lower by about .1%. australia's asx 200 climbed to a 21-month high, ending higher .8% helped by gains in miners in banks. india, action trading flat. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much for that. that's where we stand. >> of course in the case of the nikkei, jumped -- an extraordinary move. you have to wonder, i haven't heard people ruling out hitting levels of 2,000 again. if yo
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
leaders. she said the number of people arrested trying to enter the u.s. illegally dropped to a 40-year low. >> we've matched our successes at the border with smart, effective immigration enforcement with a focus on identifying and removing criminal aliens and other public safety threats. >> president obama will meet with business and labor leaders today hoping to convince them immigration reform will be good for the economy. >>> almost five months after the tragedy at a u.s. consulate that killed americans in benghazi libya, the senate voted to improve security at u.s. embassies overseas the measure heads to the house. [ applause ] >>> monday was john kerry's first day on the job as secretary of state. he joked about his predecessor, hillary clinton, saying he had big heels to fill. >>> public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. officials still aren't sure what caused the 34-minute blackout. according to the "new orleans times picayune," they're looking at equipment that controls the flow of electric
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
the bag if it goes under and can't repay the u.s. treasury all the money it's had to borrow to make up for those recent losses scott. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. so, what do americans think of this? well, when we asked about ending saturday delivery in a cbs news/"new york times" poll last june, 71% said they favored it; 24% were opposed. and this surprised us today: turns out there are more post offices in america than wal- marts, starbucks and mcdonald's combined. there is a much bigger washington fiscal crisis coming in three weeks. that is when automatic across- the-board budget cuts go into effect unless congress finds another way. in washington lingo, those budget cuts are called sequestration, and david martin has discovered that sequestration is already cutting into national defense. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the 5,000 crew members of the aircraft carrier "truman" got the word: they will not be leaving their home port of norfolk, virginia, for the persian gulf this friday as planned. their deployment is being postponed due to the looming budget crisis. vice admiral mar
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
u.s. citizens. they're expected to zero in as his chief counter-terrorism adviser, specifically what he knew and when he knew it. his knowledge of the administration's use of the tactic faces scrutiny after the release of confidential government documents. drones are used to kill americans believed to be leaders of al qaeda. that news brought backlash from both sides of the aisle along with demands of the administration's legal justification for the strikes. the white house bound to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-terrorism operations. >>> in a speech last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. turned al qaeda into a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. as we learn about a top-secret u.s. drone base overseas. >>> storm watch. millions bracing for a blizzard that could start tonight. snow amounts not seen in years. >>> and it was the biggest powerball prize since that $600 million megajackpot. overnight, someone became $200 million richer. >> clearly not us. >>> and fashn police ready to crack down at sunday's grammy awards. >>> and good thursday morning, everybody. they are the not-so-secret weapons of the war on terror. unmanned drones, dispatched to places not safe for u.s. troops. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill list.
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
of this for us. >> the big issue on capitol hill today will be u.s. drones that killed thousands of terrorism but have also taken of more than 300 civilians. k will be obama's picl on the hot seat. republicans and democrats will about theand answers drones.nmanned >> i suggest to you that these against alrikes are ethical and just. >> administration''s the "killigns off on list. gone 700% drones has under the obama administration. has a secret base in saudi arabia. >> if threshold guess too low, will forget how much scar have built up in this country. the white house defends the drones but has agreed to turn thatclassified documents lay out the way the program responds. one document comes directly from justice department that withoutlly says even evidence, american-born .errorists can be killed live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> a senate panel has postponed on chuck hagel's to become defense secretary. republicans said they were dissatisfied with information he lastded the panel during week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his as hiseeches as well business dealings. t
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am EST
a confidential 16-page memo that justifies the targeting killing of u.s. citizens abroad suspected of being terrorists. this decision to release the document came hours before brennan was to face a serious grilling by lawmakers outraged over the program. the biggest critic, democratic senator ron wyden who says the president has been stonewalling congress for years and suggested blocking brennan's nomination. president obama called wyden specifically last night. >> clearly, the president's call to senator wyden so unusual and trying to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. >> what standard will barack obama be held to after the pictures of the little children who were killed by his cone drone attacks are placed before the jury in the hague? >> i was encouraged last night when the president called and he said as part of this effort, he is going to try to drive a more extensive discussion about these issues. every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. i don't think that, as one person said, that is too much to ask. >> so right no
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 6:00am EST
to introduce our witnesses. the undersecretary for domestic finance of the u.s. depth of the treasury is with us. we also have a member of the board of governors of the federal reserve system. we have the chairman of the federal deposit insurance corporation and tom curry the comptroller of the currency. richard cadre is the director of the consumer financial protection bureau. alyse walder is a chairman of the securities and exchange commission. gary kensler is a chairman of the commodity creating commission. i thank all of you again for being here today. i would like to ask the witnesses to please keep your remarks to five minutes. your full written statements will be included in the hearing record. under secretary miller, you may begin your testimony. >> chairman johnson, ranking member crepo and members of the committee thank you so much for the opportunity to be here today. the dodd/frank wall street reform and consumer protection act represents the most comprehensive set of reforms to the financial system since the great depression. americans are already beginning to see benefit
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
the dollar at $1.3579. >> the u.s. justice department is suing standard and poor's for its alleged role in the 2008 financial crisis. wall street investors say they were expecting the move. in 2007, the ratings agency made its fortune by giving high credit ratings to worthless mortgage debt. that debt later plunged in value, fuelling the crisis. standard and poor's denies the charges and has promised a vigorous defense. the u.s. justice department is charging. we go for more on the story. >> a green light from standard and poor's was once thought to be a mark of confidence, but that was before the company was caught out, giving glowing ratings to investments that bottomed out. u.s. authorities say s&p ignored the risks and misled investors. during the real-estate boom in the united states, banks were happy to sell mortgages to people who actually could barely afford them. that debt was bundled into bonds with other investments, and s&p gave them safe ratings in the financial markets. that is why investors snapped them up, particularly pension funds and other large investors like insuran
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